Finding Perspective on Nuclear Concerns

This was the cover story in my local paper, part of the flurry of media attention about my work after the Fukushima disaster.  I had very mixed emotions about gaining such local notoriety (something any scholar enjoys, especially when kids see their dad on the front page of the paper!), when the real hardship and…

Impact of Radiation on Ocean Water may be Seen in Long Term

Recently I was interviewed by a reporter for the China-focused newspaper The Epoch Times to discuss the Fukushima incident.  Here is the article, with a link to the whole thing (free to read): — Since the first explosion occurred at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 12, steam and smoke carrying radioactive…

What will our Energy Legacy Be?

I recently wrote an opinion piece for The Oregonian, in response to the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.  Here is the start of it (with a link to the rest of it, which you can read for free).  Comments appreciated! The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan is a potent reminder of how vulnerable…